63 prisoners rearrested following jail break in Malmesbury

The Department of Correctional Services says it has re-arrested 63 out of 69 awaiting trial prisoners who escaped from Malmesbury Correctional Centre on Friday. It said the group overpowered officials at around 12:15. “The incident happened when officials were providing exercise to inmates. At the time, the centre had 451[…]

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Bogus prison wardens targets family of inmates

By Qudissiyah Kasu Bogus prison wardens are targeting the families of inmates by calling them up and telling them that they could secure the release of inmates for a nominal fee. The Western Cape Regional Commissioner Delekile Klaas said that it has come to their attention that there are individuals[…]

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Two wardens in critical condition after attack by inmates

Two Goodwood prison officials are still in a critical condition in hospital after they were attacked by inmates on Sunday. An inmate has also been hospitalised after boiling water was thrown over him. Western Cape Regional Commissioner, Delekile Klaas says violence and other acts of crime inside prisons will not[…]

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Overcrowding remains biggest challenge for Pollsmoor

By Melanie Sauer The inmates of the Pollsmoor Correctional Centre have seen a turnaround of the previously “unlawful” living conditions, in just a matter of months. But upon VOC News inspection of the prison yesterday, it is clear the Department of Justice and Correctional Services has a long way to[…]

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Pollsmoor inmates being transferred

The influx of prisoners continues to be a problem at the notorious Pollsmoor Correctional Services prison. The prison is currently holding almost double the amount of inmates than it can accommodate. Pollsmoor is currently housing 7,477 inmates, but it only has bed space for 4,336 people. After many long meetings[…]

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Disciplinary action for FB-active Pollsmoor inmates

Three inmates at the Pollsmoor prison in Cape Town who opened a Facebook page and posted images of themselves in jail, will face disciplinary action soon, the Department of Correctional Services said on Friday. “An investigation has been opened, and a joint operation, comprising correctional services and other law enforcement[…]

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